SWISS takes delivery of its first CS300 aircraft from Bombardier
May 30, 2017: Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) has taken delivery of its first CS300 aircraft at Bombardier’s facility in Mirabel, Canada, where the C Series aircraft are manufactured. When the aircraft enters commercial service in a few days, SWISS will become the first airline to operate both C Series aircraft models.
The aircraft is scheduled to enter service on June 1, 2017, with its maiden commercial flight taking passengers from Geneva to Heathrow. SWISS will take delivery of a total of 30 CS100 and CS300 aircraft.
Rob Dewar, vice president, C Series Aircraft Programme, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, said, “The C Series aircraft programme continues getting strong momentum with its successful entry into service with SWISS, the launch airline becomes the first one to take delivery of both the CS100 and the CS300 models. The C Series airliners demonstrate robust in-service performance to date and we are confident that SWISS will also benefit from a smooth entry-into-service with the CS300 aircraft.”
Thomas Klühr, Chief Executive Officer, SWISS, said, “With its 20 additional seats, this second model in the C Series family ideally complements our current aircraft fleet, and gives us an optimal equipment mix for our European short and medium haul services. Our first CS300 will be initially stationed in Geneva, where its superior comfort credentials will be excellently suited to this premium travel market. In fact, our entire Geneva-based fleet will soon consist solely of Bombardier C Series aircraft.”
Twelve C Series aircraft have been delivered by Bombardier so far, nine of which have been delivered to SWISS. Three CS300 aircraft are currently in operations with airBaltic.
The C Series aircraft is manufactured by the C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership, an affiliate of the Bombardier Commercial Aircraft segment of Bombardier.